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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Succession  \Suc*ces"sion\,  n.  [L.  successio:  cf  F.  succession. 
  See  {Succeed}.] 
  1.  The  act  of  succeeding,  or  following  after  a  following  of 
  things  in  order  of  time  or  place  or  a  series  of  things  so 
  following;  sequence;  as  a  succession  of  good  crops;  a 
  succession  of  disasters. 
  2.  A  series  of  persons  or  things  according  to  some 
  established  rule  of  precedence;  as  a  succession  of  kings, 
  or  of  bishops;  a  succession  of  events  in  chronology. 
  He  was  in  the  succession  to  an  earldom.  --Macaulay. 
  3.  An  order  or  series  of  descendants;  lineage;  race;  descent. 
  ``A  long  succession  must  ensue.''  --Milton. 
  4.  The  power  or  right  of  succeeding  to  the  station  or  title 
  of  a  father  or  other  predecessor;  the  right  to  enter  upon 
  the  office,  rank,  position,  etc.,  held  ny  another;  also 
  the  entrance  into  the  office,  station,  or  rank  of  a 
  predecessor;  specifically,  the  succeeding,  or  right  of 
  succeeding,  to  a  throne. 
  You  have  the  voice  of  the  king  himself  for  your 
  succession  in  Denmark.  --Shak. 
  The  animosity  of  these  factions  did  not  really  arise 
  from  the  dispute  about  the  succession.  --Macaulay. 
  5.  The  right  to  enter  upon  the  possession  of  the  property  of 
  an  ancestor,  or  one  near  of  kin,  or  one  preceding  in  an 
  established  order 
  6.  The  person  succeeding  to  rank  or  office;  a  successor  or 
  heir.  [R.]  --Milton. 
  {Apostolical  succession}.  (Theol.)  See  under  {Apostolical}. 
  {Succession  duty},  a  tax  imposed  on  every  succession  to 
  property,  according  to  its  value  and  the  relation  of  the 
  person  who  succeeds  to  the  previous  owner. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  following  of  one  thing  after  another  in  time;  "the  doctor 
  saw  a  sequence  of  patients"  [syn:  {sequence},  {chronological 
  sequence},  {successiveness},  {chronological  succession}] 
  2:  a  group  of  people  or  things  arranged  or  following  in  order: 
  "a  succession  of  stalls  offering  soft  drinks" 
  3:  the  action  of  following  in  order:  "he  played  the  trumps  in 
  sequence"  [syn:  {sequence}] 
  4:  (ecology)  the  gradual  and  orderly  process  of  change  in  an 
  ecosystem  brought  about  by  the  progressive  replacement  of 
  one  community  by  another  until  a  stable  climax  is 
  established  [syn:  {ecological  succession}] 
  5:  acquisition  of  property  by  descent  or  by  will  [syn:  {taking 

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